The Fall Of The House Of Summer

By Larry Fyffe

Through his creative imagination, Percy Shelley tends to present an optimistic poetic picture as to the workings of the Cosmos on both its micro- and micro- levels:

If  winter comes can spring be far behind

Poet John Keats, leans to a darker view – as if to say:

If autumn comes can winter be far behind

The dualistic controller of the Cosmos in the Old Testament promises a summer to come but otherwise a long winter to stay should its inhabitants prove unworthy of His affection:

And He shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children
And the child to their fathers
Lest I come and smite the earth with a curse
(Malachi 4:6)

The New Testament expresses a more optimistic view ~ though winter is here now, summer will return soon:

And she shall bring forth a son
And thou shalt call His name Jesus
For He shall save His people from their sins
(Matthew 1: 21)

The anti-AntiSemite Friedrich Nietzsche criticizes the teachings of Christianity.

Says Christian followers flitter back and forth between those he calls the “masters” and those he calls the “slaves”.

For instance, a Christian advocate claims that the Jewish Pharisees accuse Jesus of being a follower of the demonic Beelzebub:

This fellow doth not cast out devils
But by Beelzebub the prince of the devils
(Matthew 12:24 )

Says Nietzsche, the strong-willed who strive to better their situation in the here-and-now have a “master” morality that considers it “bad” to be weak like a slave.

Says that Christianity, though it flows from Judaism, is a religion established for everybody everywhere who considers s/he has little choice but to wait for a blissful reward in the Afterlife.

That is, Christianity is a “slave” morality that proclaims it’s “evil” to aspire to be in charge of one’s own household; figuratively speaking, the tough-minded God of the Hebrews be dead.

The narrator in the song lyrics below could be said to defend this slave-like point of view:

Say that he's a loser 
'Cause he got no common sense
Because he don't increase his worth
At someone else's expense
(Bob Dylan: Property Of Jesus)


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It doesn’t stop there; now it’s the Christians’ turn to cry. In the following lines (viewed  from a Nietzschean perspective) it could be said that the always-present Satanic demon Beelzebub, the anti-Israelite Lord of the Flies (a Baalist signifier of death) is pretty much given free reign/rein on earth by the otherworldly Christian focus on the Afterlife:






Well, he’s surrounded by pacifists who all want peace

They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease

Now, they wouldn’t hurt a fly; to hurt one they would weep

They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep

(Bob Dylan: Neighborhood Bully)


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